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Lee J. Rountree Lee J. Rountree
Full Name: Leonidas Johnson "Lee" Rountree
Date of birth: July 15, 1868
Date of death: May 2, 1923

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 26 Jan 9, 1923 - May 2, 1923 38th (1)   Democrat Bryan / Brazos   Brazos, Grimes
H 22 Jan 11, 1921 - Jan 9, 1923 37th   Democrat Bryan / Brazos   Brazos, Grimes
(1) Rountree died at his desk 5/2/1923. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 38th Legislature, 2nd C.S., "Communication from Mrs. Lee J. Rountree," 5/15/1923, p. 769. House Journal.
  • 38th Legislature, 2nd C.S., 5/5/1923, pp. 262-263. Rountree born in July, 1868. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • 39th Legislature, R.S., 1/14/1925, p. 26. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Photo and biographical sketch (Frances Rountree). Born 1878?, death date 12/5/1956. First woman elected to represent Brazos County. One of the first two widows of legislators elected to the Texas Legislature (with Cora Gray Strong.) Relatives: Lee J. Rountree - husband, Frances Rountree - wife. Capitol Women: Texas Female Legislators, 1923-1999, 2000.
  • Leonidas Johnson "Lee J." Rountree, birth date 7/15/1868, death date 5/2/1923, biographical sketches, portrait, interment in Bryan City Cemetery, Brazos County. Find a Grave.
  • Military Service Notes
  • Confederate States Army, refers to "Colonel Rountree." 38th Legislature, 2nd C.S., 5/5/1923, pp. 262-263. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • Other Resources
  • Mentioned in "A Journalistic Survivor - The History of The Eagle," 3/4/2005. Bryan Eagle.
  • Obituaries and photo printed in Bryan Weekly Eagle, "Bryan and All Texas is Mourning Loss of One of State's Most Prominent Statesmen, Rep. Lee J. Rountree," 5/3/1923, p. 1. Bryan Eagle.
  • Photo and obituary, "Lee J. Rountree Drops Dead While on Floor of Legislative Chamber," 5/3/1923, pp. 1-2. Galveston Daily News.
  • Listed in Early History of Grimes County by E.L. Blair 1930, pp. 205-209, "Men who have represented Grimes County in the House of Representatives/State Senate, 1846-1931." Includes years of service, Legislatures, District, and Source of Data. HeritageQuest Online.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Lee J. Rountree,37th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Lee J. Rountree,38th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 37th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, west wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • 38th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, south wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    38th R.S. - 1923
    Conservation and Reclamation (Chair) 
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Revenue and Taxation  
    37th R.S. - 1921
    Congressional Districts  
    Municipal and Private Corporations  
    Revenue and Taxation  

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